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15 April, 2011

Giovanni Boccaccio, "Decameron"

The plague hit Florence, Italy in the mid-14th century. Giovanni Boccaccio set his 100 stories within the framework of a group of people escaping the city and to pass the time, they took turns telling stories.

The first story on the first day is a tale of how Ciapperello da Prato, aka Ciappelletto, became a saint.

LINKS:
Wikipedia site for The Decameron
Wikipedia site for Giovanni Boccaccio
Brown University web project, Decameron Web